Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Name: Prof. Dr. Wienfried Kretschmer, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Date of birth: 02. March 1965


1984 – 1990 medical school, University of Ulm
1990 – 1994 dental school, University of Ulm
Academic degrees

08. November 1990 doctor of medicine, University of Ulm
29. June 1999 doctor of dental medicine, University of Kiel
01. July 2010 PhD, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
17. December 2013 Associate Professor, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional career
11/1994 – 8/1998 Resident, Dept. of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Marienhospital Stuttgart (Head: Prof.Dr.Dr.Dr.K.Wangerin)
04. August 1998 German board exam, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8/1998 Senior Registrar, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Marienhospital Stuttgart
1/1999 Deputy Director, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Marienhospital Stuttgart
22. October 2001 German board exam, Facial Plastic Surgery
Since 10/2011 Head of the Dept. of Head-, Neck- and Facial Plastic Surgery
Medius Clinic Ostfildern.Ruit
Since 7/2016 Vice Medical Director
Medius Clinic Ostfildern.Ruit

Main scientific and surgical interests
Orthognathic Surgery
Cleft Lip and Palate
Oculoplastic Surgery


Facial asymmetry

Facial asymmetry can have multiple causes: congenital deformities, developmental deformities, trauma, tumor and others. Surgical correction is demanding and often based on multiple procedures. Elaborating a treatment plan the nature of the defect or the excess has to be considered. Skelettal deformities should be corrected with osteotomies, distraction, bony reconstruction or esthetic implants. The only indication for implants seen by the author is augmentation oft he angle of mandible. In cases of persisting condylar growth, high condylectomy should be the first step of the treatment. Enlarged condylar resection is indicated in patients with nonocclusion on the affected side and may reduce asymmetry. Soft tissue procedures are usually reserved for respective asymmetries. The most effective technique in the treatment of soft tissue deficiencies is lipostructure. Soft tissue reduction is rarely necessary. If so, al kind of face lift techniques might be useful. In complex asymmetries, at least three steps are required. Generally, distraction osteogenesis comes first. The next steps are bimaxillary osteotomy and soft tissue procedures. Correction of the asymmetric nose is usually the last step and extremely demanding, because surgery has to be done on all nasal structures to get stable results.
facial asymmetry, distraction, bimaxillary surgery, soft tissue procedures, rhinoplasty